Camera Club focuses on members’ talents

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THE seventh monthly Camera Club competition, the print and projected image of the year, took place last week with Doctors James and Hazel Frost (both FRPS) judging the entries. The results were: Projected images – 1, The Cat’s Whiskers by Kathryn Barlow; 2, Misty Ruberslaw by Sel Messer; 3, SWFC by Mark Murdie. Novice category – 1, Arachnid Encounter; 2, Random Fungi; 3, Bull-Shot, all by George Sudlow.

Prints – 1, Orange by Sel Messer; 2, Early Snowfall by Dennis Laing; 3, View from Barra by Kathryn Barlow. Novice category – 1, Squirrel Hunter; 2, Roe-Buck in Velvet; 3, Lepus, all by George Sudlow. The overall winning image was Sel Messer’s Orange.

Club president John Hill, in his vote of thanks, commented on the useful advice from the judges and for their generosity in giving their valuable time to the undertaking.

On Sunday evening, the Borders Digital Challenge took place at the high school lecture hall, with the following 14 Borders camera clubs taking part: Amble, Berwick, Dumfries, Earlston, Galashiels, Hawick, Hexham, Kelso, Liddesdale, Morebattle, Morpeth, Morton, Tweeddale and Wooler.

Each team submitted eight images for scrutiny with Mr Rikki O’Neill FRPS, of Dundee, judging the entries. The first four places were: 1, Dumfries 147 points; 2, Hexham 137; 3, Morton 136; 4 (equal), Galashiels and Hawick 135. The best overall picture was Dumfries’s In The Mist.

The meeting on April 4 will be the annual general meeting.

An exhibition to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the club continues until April 7 at the museum’s Scott Gallery.